MGallery Splashes Down on Vietnam’s Cat Ba Island

Hôtel Perle d’Orient is the very first international luxury property in an up-and-coming ecotourism destination of great natural beauty.

Inside a Classic King room at Hôtel Perle d’Orient Cat Ba – MGallery. (Photo: Accor)

Those planning a nature-filled seaside getaway in northern Vietnam may want to consider the just-opened Hôtel Perle d’Orient on Cat Ba, a jungled isle that is protected as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The whitewashed 12-story hotel overlooks Lan Ha Bay, whose karst-studded seascapes make for a less-crowded alternative to neighboring Ha Long Bay.

Hôtel Perle d’Orient is the seventh MGallery and 34th Accor property in Vietnam, and offers the ideal escape for families and couples hoping to balance raw adventure with creature comforts. After enjoying active pursuits like kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, and mountain biking in and around Cat Ba National Park, guests can relax on a private beach and bed down in a five-star setting defined by old-world glamour.

French colonial–inspired touches are a recurring feature throughout the Hôtel Perle d’Orient. Handpicked decorative pieces adorn the 121 guest rooms, which have been done up in a neoclassical style with hardwood floors, claw-foot bathtubs, rattan wicker chairs, traditional ceiling fans, and intricately patterned wall tiles.

The ornate lobby of the hotel recalls Vietnam’s French-colonial era. (Photo: Accor)

Similarly, the property’s two restaurants and three bars have a cosmopolitan appeal. Equipped with a spacious oceanfront terrace, the all-day dining venue Indochine Kitchen plates up local fusion dishes as well as international fare, while Akoya restaurant focuses on fine Japanese cuisine. Sea views await at alfresco Rock’s Bar—which specializes in light bites and creative cocktails—as well as the rooftop Vitality Bar. Downstairs, the casual yet sophisticated Indochine Lounge is just the place for afternoon high-tea sessions or a pre-dinner aperitivo.

Hôtel Perle d’Orient also houses all the facilities one would expect of a five-star property. Parents can sign up their children for activities at the ocean-themed Kid’s Club, and guests are welcome to stay in shape at the ground-floor gym or outdoor pool at the rooftop wellness center, which offers yoga classes at sunrise and sunset, plus facials and massage treatments that harness local medicinal herbs. For weddings and other special occasions, the Crystal Ballroom accommodates up to 190 people; more intimate private functions will take place at the Tonkin Room, which has a capacity of just 26 guests.

Thanks to the opening special, overnight stays start at just VND 2,350,000++ (roughly US$101++), promising a 28 percent discount on normal room rates.

More information here.

Hôtel Perle d’Orient occupies narrow strip of land between jungled karst formations. (Photo: Accor)

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